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Radar Archaeology

Among the earliest settlements of Europeans in Oregon, the town of Champoeg thrived in the 1840s and 1850s. Archeologists are finding traces of the city, which was washed away by a flood, and using a radar device to locate city streets underneath a field of rye grass.

First Broadcast: 1999
Producer: Jim Newman


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